I have a Windows XP Professional desktop. Until today everything was running fine. This morning when I restarted the machine, I could see the Windows XP initial screen; the progress bar kept on moving as if it was trying very hard to load something. A black screen then appeared. I tried to use safe mode but that gets stuck booting when it tries to load
I've looked through various articles but almost all of them keep talking about the recovery console. The problem with me is that in all cases, the bootable CDs do not work. As soon as I try to do from one of the CDs, a black screen appears which does not take me any further.
Any suggestions what could be wrong?